It has been stated many times that we're not about to feature every single metal band that has ever existed. Usually we only add already accomplished bands with at least one full-length release. Still, many bands escape our attention, so it's up to you to tell us which of them are the most worthy of being featured on Metal Storm.
Bands listed here are suggested for addition by our users. You can vote for these bands as well as provide additional comments - both of which will be taken into account when we look for the next band to feature on Metal Storm. If the band is not in the list, you can suggest it here (you need to be a registered member).
Make sure you also check the Blacklisted bands - these are the bands we're not going to add at all, since we feel they won't be appropriate for this website. Yes, some non-metal bands are already featured here, but that's not the reason to add a lot more - so we don't accept arguments like "hey, this band is way more metal than band X you have featured!".
09.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
In the Autumn of 2008, CHAOS IN PARADISE started taking their first steps in a small garage in Oporto suburbs, where Alex and Quik began to outline the identity of the band.
After a few days, they started searching for other musicians to complete CHAOS IN PARADISE and after a while they found Pedro for guitar, 19 for bass and Sara for the vocal parts.
With the band as a whole, the quintet began writing their first Demo which came out in February 2010, including the songs "Dawn", "Heading North", "The Meaning of Being Imposed" and "Antagonized".
The band recorded the Demo at their own studio and released and distributed the four songs online for free!
After, CHAOS IN PARADISE began their live shows through Portugal, to promote their work and also to obtain experience as a band.
In the beginning of 2011, the band returned to the rehearsal room to start writing their following work, trying a new aproach to improve their sound, bringing their own identity to it and making it more coherent.
With the pre-production on the bagage, the recording sessions of the EP started in March 2011 at Soundvision Studios in Vila do Conde with Paulo Lopes in the co-production.
From the EP entitled "Let the Bliss Remain" the band released their first single "Awareness" to the fans and press, aquiring unanimous opinions expressing that their evolution and sound quality had a huge improvement.
With the "Let the Bliss Remain" presentation and release in June 2011, CHAOS IN PARADISE came back to the road to promote their EP in Portugal, having already some International shows in mind.
At the moment, they're planning to edit their first album in 2012.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.11.2013 - LeKiwi
Ugh those weak screams...a better vocalist would be a huge improvement.
08.03.2012 - Kuroboshi
Side project of AAL frontman Tosin Abasi and members of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies. Not the most metal sound in the world, but there are clear metal undertones. Interesting art!
08.03.2012 - R'Vannith
Wouldn't call them djent but yeah interesting stuff.
31.03.2012 - João Pirucas
This is much more Jazz Fusion than Djent but it's awesome nonetheless. That connotation is there just because Tosin and Javier are part of the band, in my opinion. Good addition to the site anyways. +1
27.03.2014 - Mehdi Taba
Great band with a great album (Lingua Franca), Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi & Moore, fresh sound, awesome performance and production with awesome drum works.
22.05.2012 - RocknRaven
It has been a while since being really blown away from a new discovery.
ProFusion is a bit hard to categorize, combining Progressive Metal riffs, Eclectic stuff a la Beardfish, and catchiness like, well... It just gets stuck in your mind and won't go away.
I've yet to have listened to their first album, but their second one (Rewotower) has really blown me away.
The first song of the album (Ghost House) is available on their Reverbnation page.
25.07.2013 - LeKiwi
I'm just not impressed with bands like this these days...all this type of prog is the same. Sounds like watered down DT...
15.08.2014 - elt
very good...I also listened to a preview of their third album, really nice ...
22.07.2009 - Wildchild-91
Insense deserves to be on Metal Storm because they are not much known outside of norway. Insense is a fantastic bands and should be heard by so many others than just norwegians that are interested in that kind of music.
The vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hjelm also plays with Benea Reach sometimes
02.05.2012 - gabrielsanctus
Ace Of Hearts is a "supergroup" with members of Secret Sphere, Icon & the Black Roses and Odd Dimension, his debut album "Monster" is a MUST for the fans of the genre!
10.04.2009 - Hunter'sMoon
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays. And, to be honest, I think that what they say about rock'n'roll is true:
"ROCK'N'ROLL IS NOT ABOUT TECHNIQUES AND 32-NOTES-A-SECOND SOLOS, IT'S ABOUT TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH YOUR MUSIC".
18.04.2009 - Dr.Rock
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays?
....uhhhh, which planet are you living on?
14.10.2009 - artah
"Sår" (Sar) is a solo project in Depressive Suicidal Black Metal (DSBM) genre which started in 2008 by its only member "Don Andolini" in the north of Iran. The word "Sår" has been taken from one of the Sortsind's song titles with the same name, and it means "Wounds" in English.
17.08.2010 - *!*
With the EP 'Perish' (2007), Hymir makes you experience the start of their musical journey into the sinister universe of dark atmospheric metal. Powerfull drums, bass and guitars are replenished by bombastic orchestral synthesizers and extreme aggresive vocals (lyrically influenced by the roman empire).
Instantly promoted as "Recommended Metal Album" at the Boudisque cd-shops, 'Perish' provides Hymir a great entrance into the wide world of metal.
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/hymirband#ixzz0wtVPakhQ
22.09.2012 - MetalHOE
F*cking great symfo black/death metal band with trully epic melodies :-)
17.08.2010 - skrätte
These guys are part of the wave of awesome that has been coming out of France since the turn of the century. Formed in 1999, they sort of describe themselves as Swedish Death meets New York Hardcore. In 2009, they released The Diary, which pretty much kicked my ass from start to finish. I heard prog, thrash, death, hardcore.. all sorts of elements. Give them a listen.
01.09.2010 - sasquatch
Not bad, which body part will be -less next, The Toeless? Fingerless?
14.08.2010 - remorseis4dadead
these guys are up and coming band here in NZ. they are all my friends, and quite honestly i havent seen this much talent come from NZ since Sinate.they are recording not sure when the album is due out. they deserve to be on this epic site, as all of the members draw thier influence from a fair chunk of legendary bands on here! and i, and quite a few others feel that they deserve to be up here listed with their idols, not just to be noticed but to show respect, and honour to the people they strive to be,and are just as talented as!
12.08.2010 - Thomas Vee
Ep Released on Equal Dreams & Physical Cd will be released when negotiations with the distributor have finished. Doperman will also be touring heavily in Finland during the fall/winter. An wholelength album is also under it's way with part of the tracks recorded at drophammer...
11.08.2010 - ageofdiscord
WE LIKE TO HAVE FUN LIVE, Being from Iowa theirs not much to do so we MOSH!!! We love all styles of music. Many infl, from all over the world. Try to stay true to r sound. We have two CDs out and two really good Quaility videos you should check out on youtube. Thanx hope to hear from u sometime in thefuture......
06.08.2010 - LIPSHOK
LIPSHOK is out of the San Francisco Bay Area and they have just released a new CD "LIPSHOK: In Darkness, Light". I think their music is very provocative and would be a great addition to the bands here at Metal Storm. The songs are ethereal and gothic and especially original with haunting melodies and soaring vocals and fantastic stories about mythical legends and dark forests and spirits that visit and yet their sound is highly commercial. They are basically unsigned and have worked for themselves for many years. This is a great site for them to get some deserved attention and listening. Thank you.
06.08.2010 - ravendeath
Simply amazing! This band was formed in 1993 and back then they played dark ethereal electro oriented music, but after years they developed more metalic sound, without losing the special atmosphere in their music.
06.08.2010 - Dark Forever
They're indeed a great band, but no Metal on their music...
04.08.2010 - ReneTrilogy
Why,, is a Great Band!!!!
They Have a Great Sound and Lyrics,,, !!!!!
03.05.2011 - Rene-Trilogy
because this band has in its riffs, a lot of feeling and the lyrics are provocative anti-government and human consciousness on the natural and social situation of the last time on the planet
03.08.2010 - patrickmetal12
because they have quality metal music.
their vocalist is beast. he has a wide vocal range
their style of music is very melodic and dramatic
it has a lot of arabic influences
they sing in english and catalan, a language from spain
01.08.2010 - Aetherius
Just listen to a couple of samples and you will wonder why they dont have a little MS real estate already^^. good band, just discovered the other day and they have a lot of success.
01.08.2010 - Aetherius
Crystal Age was a short lived band from sweden that participated in an important part of the swedish Melodic death metal/thrash scene that included a lot of bands like in flames, at the gates, soilwork, ect. the style is still influencing many bands to this day and with the members of this band participating in very successful bands today such as Dimension Zero and Hammerfall, this piece of metal history and their legacy should be added to metal storm for all metal stormers to see if they dont alreayd know about it.
Crystal Age - Far Beyond Divine Horizons - 1995